Financial Aid Programs
The following Federal and State programs are available at CCSF and are contingent upon meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.
FEDERAL AID PROGRAMS
Federal Pell Grant
The Pell Grant is a federal grant to use towards educational expenses. There is no minimum number of units required although award is based on the number of units enrolled. For example, if a student is enrolled in 6 units (half-time), the student will only receive half of the Pell Grant they are eligible for. The Pell Grant is awarded based on financial need. A student must complete the FAFSA to be considered.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
A student must be enrolled in a least 6 units and it is based on financial need. A student must complete the FAFSA to be considered. Funds are limited so it is available on a first come, first served basis.
Federal Work-Study (FWS)
The Federal Work Study program allows students to earn a paycheck by working a part-time job on or off campus and gain valuable experience. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 units (half-time) to be considered and it is awarded based on financial need. A student must complete the FAFSA to be considered. Funds are limited so it is available on a first come, first served basis.
Federal Direct Loans
Student Loans are available to students in the form of subsidized (the student does NOT accrue interest while in school) and unsubsidized (the student does accrue interest while in school). A student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units (half-time). A student must complete the FAFSA to be considered and attend a mandatory Financial Literacy Workshop.
STATE AID PROGRAMS
California College Promise Grant
(Formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver - BOGW)
The California College Promise Grant allows California residents and Dream Act students to waive the $46 per unit fee. Other fees, such as parking permit, health services, student activities and material fees must be paid by the student. There is no minimum number of units required and eligibility is based on income. A student may complete the FAFSA or complete the CCPG Application.
The Cal Grant is available to California residents and Dream Act students attending a college or university in California. A student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units (half-time) and it’s based on financial need, income, and GPA. A student must complete a FAFSA or Dream Act Application (if you are a Dream Act student) by March 2nd Priority Deadline to be considered. Community College students have until the September 2 deadline if funds are remaining.
The California Chafee Grant Program awards funds to eligible current or former Foster Youth. Eligible Chafee applicants are required to be, or to have been, in foster care between their 16th and 18th birthdays, and must not have reached the age of 22 by July 26th of the award year. A student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units (half-time) to be considered. A student must complete a FAFSA or Dream Act Application.
Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)
The program consolidates the Full Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) and the Community College Completion Grant (CCCG) into one new grant called the Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG). This new program provides funding to community college Cal Grant B and C recipients who have enrolled in at least 12 units per term. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to be eligible.
Free City Stipend
Students who apply for financial aid and are recipients of the California College Promise Grant will be eligible for an additional Free City grant.
Students will earn $46 for each credit unit for which they are enrolled (ex: 10 units earns a grant for $460).
If I am receiving a Free City grant, how will I receive it?
You will receive the first 50% of the disbursement after the last day to drop without a W (see instructional calendar), and receive the second 50% after midterms (see instructional calendar).
For more information, visit: https://www.ccsf.edu/en/student-services/freecity/faq.html